Biden told reporters in L.A. “I think that anyone who is in a situation where they're in need of healthcare, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for.That's why I think we need more clinics around the country."
Biden later went on to dismiss the crisis at the border, saying illegal immigration is more about visa overstays than border crossings.He said “a significant portion of undocumented folks in this country are there because they've overstayed their visas.It's not people breaking down the gates coming across the border. And so, the biggest thing we've gotta do in this is tone down the rhetoric. We know why it's happening. It's to create fear and concern.”
Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that for a third consecutive month, the number of migrant families apprehended by U.S. authorities at the border reached a record high.
During the month of April, immigration authorities apprehended or turned back more than 109,000 migrants — including approximately 58,000 families and nearly 9,000 unaccompanied children — along the U.S.-Mexico border. CBP says in total 98,977 migrants of all categories were apprehended between ports of entry along the border.